Rationalisation of european emc defence standards

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    National standards for defence equipment have been used for decades. Several of them are copies of, or based on, the good-old MIL-STD 461, others are real national standards, such as the (excellent) German VG series. But the standards are being used mainly in national contracts. The European Commission is supporting one European wide defence (equipment) market, and national standards are preventing such a European-wide approach. Therefore the European Standardisation organisation CEN was asked to create an organisation to rationalize standards for defence procurement. One of the expert groups was on electromagnetic environmental effects (E3), or EMC. The expert group delivered a database and report in 2005. In 2010 an update was made, also because of the publication of the European Directive on Defence Procurement, which gives a clear preference for international standards: National standards shall not be used in contracts anymore. The preferred standard for defence equipment will be the STANAG 4370, AECTP 500 series.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1709-3
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2011
    EventEMC Europe 2011: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - York, UK, York, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    ConferenceEMC Europe 2011
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    OtherSeptember 26-30, 2011


    • METIS-284981
    • EWI-21209
    • European EMC defence standards
    • European directive on defence procurement
    • European standardisation organisation
    • European wide defence market
    • AECTP 500
    • IR-79263
    • STANAG 4370
    • German VG series
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/205294
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • defence equipment
    • defence procurement
    • electromagnetic environmental effects
    • national standards
    • European Commission

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